Best Cornmeal Pancakes Ever

(4 servings)

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 and 1/3 cups of milk (or buttermilk)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
In a medium bowl, mix cornmeal, sugar and salt; add water and let it sit for 10 minutes. When the cornmeal has absorbed the water and thickened, mix the milk in and let it sit for another 5 minutes.

Next are the eggs and vanilla extract which should be thoroughly mixed with the cornmeal.

In a separate bowl, measure and mix the flour and baking powder and then combine it with the cornmeal mixture. Preheat a skillet and spread a little bit of oil on it before every pancake is cooked.

Since my family tried these pancakes, I am not allowed to cheat with store bought mixes anymore! They come out so picture perfect, and they stay with you all day. Enjoy!

Mr Breakfast would like to thank victorialara for this recipe.

Recipe number 1784. Submitted 7/1/2006.